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Wind Waker HD dated for October 4th EU, still no NA release date

Wind Waker HD receives a European release date while no date has been confirmed for North America yet.

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Today during Nintendo’s multiple presentations, the EU version of Wind Waker HD received a release date of October 4th. No similar date was given during the North American presentation, so we don’t know if the game will be available in the same month. Hopefully we’ll see a release date soon.

Meanwhile, the folks over in Europe have a specific date to be ready to set sail on the high seas. If current release dates are any indication, it’s likely that Europe will receive the game a few days or weeks ahead of North America.

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I thought this direct was global? Hrm

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      Nope it wasn’t.
      Iwata was in that ominous White room for EU/Australia’s Direct and in Kyoto headoffice’s conference room for NA’s one ^^

      • Zombie Boy

        It was weird, I started watching it on here, but then got a phone call half way through. I went back and watched it on YouTube and there was loads on there that hadn’t been shown on here (or at least rearranged and I missed those bits). Strange… Maybe I just watched half of the EU version and half of the NA version?

        • Clel

          Same here. The order seemed to have been switched up as well.

          I demand that Ustream be put to death.

        • The Clockwork Being

          I was confused. Oh well I can watch again

        • Baum 「ツリー」

          Yeah, Iwata’s part was almost completely different this time. He also adressed just the region, the Directs were for (omg…is that right? it sounds awful) when he mentioned release Dates.
          The second part was of curse done by Shibata for Europe (and he was hilarious as Phoenix Wright)

          • Zombie Boy

            Did you get the treehouse part? When I watched it on YouTube it came just before the Zelda announcements, but I saw the Zelda announcements on here with no treehouse part beforehand :/

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            Nope we got nothing from the Treehouse. It’s part of NoA though I think…Also we got another hilarious Shibata Moment :P

          • Zombie Boy

            This is the version I watched (with the treehouse)…

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            Here’s Shibata xDD

            *But you got even LESS new stuff than us oO
            also: Treehouse’s OBEJCTION! was total lame :D

          • Zombie Boy

            I agree, it just threw me how much they’ve mixed everything up! Weird…

  • Magnus Eriksson

    The talk about two Zelda games Iwata… Evil thing to do Iwata, an evil thing to do! Not cool, not cool at all!

    • Tom Hoskins

      As soon as he said two you should have known which ones he was talking about… give it three months and any Zelda talk will have to be about all new Zelda HD!

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Yeah, thats not the reaction from hardcore fans. We will always exaggerate, hype things up and hang on to the last hope. :D

  • Lord Carlisle

    “I would now like to talk about two Zelda games.”

    (PLEASE BE ZELDA WII U!!)

    “…The Wind Waker HD…”

    (Dang.)

    Seriously, that was a bit of a letdown. And do we really not have a release timeframe in NA? Hope we get it soon.

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      lol…I can’t be the only one, who knew it was just Wind Waker and A Link Between Worlds :P

      • Lord Carlisle

        I figured it would be, but I was hoping against the odds.

    • Leo

      He was just trolling lol

    • Elem187

      Why would you think Nintendo would talk about the HD Wii U Zelda?
      I find it troubling that people would expect something that wouldn’t make any sense… They would kill the Windwaker HD release if they started talking about Wii U Zelda… the Nintendo direct announcement said its only going to pertain to games coming out in the next few months… So why would they even mention a game that wont see the light of day until 2015 at the earliest?

      • Lord Carlisle

        Like I posted in a below comment… I didn’t expect it, but I was hoping against the odds.

      • greengecko007

        The developers said a long time ago that they were aiming for a 2014 release, but with the way things are going, you are more than likely right about it realistically being 2015 at the earliest.

        We haven’t gotten any actual news about the development except for ideas that Anouma wants to do with the game. Combined with the fact that we’ve seen no game footage, hasn’t been talked about in Nintendo Directs, and that they’re still coming up with ideas, points towards them not being very far in development.

  • Zach Albright

    Did anyone else notice where one of the triforce shards was obtained in the trailer??? It shows a shard being collected through a chest that seems to be in a cavern…. So could this mean that the search of the triforce on the great seas could be gone?

    • Zuxs13

      They already said they “tweaked” the triforce quest, what that means remains to be seen.

  • SonicLucario

    I want to know when its coming out in NA, and it better be this year…..

    • Elem187

      Uhm, they said October 2013… Why would you think it wouldn’t come this year?

      And whats with the idle ultimatum? Nintendo better do this!!! or what? Will you get angry and stomp your feet like a child if you don’t get your way?

      Gamers are the most spoiled fans I have ever seen.

      • SonicLucario

        Im just saying, Because games do tend to delay alot from Nintendo but mostly for the better of things

    • DragonSilths

      October…thats all we know.

  • Clel

    I know this is unrelated to the article, but I just had to share this tweet with you guys:

    https://securecdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/576/7464/original.jpg

    • Lord Carlisle

      And I can officially announce that the next COD will have guns.

      • Petri

        I thought they replaced those with dogs and fish that swim away from you.

        • Lord Carlisle

          I cannot make a witty reply to match the perfection of your comment. And so I shall just say… yes.

    • Elem187

      Luigi is also going to be starring in two more games this year… but funny trolling none-the-less

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        is he? wich ones?

    • SonicLucario

      LMAO!!!

    • Gabe Hoffman

      Is he trolling or being funny?

      • Clel

        Why not both?

      • greengecko007

        All I see is somebody making a joke. Trolling is kind of subjective, but I can honestly tell you that joking and being facetious is not trolling…

    • The Clockwork Being

      The next Mario Kart will have Mario as a playable character

    • Nintendude

      What!?! Gran Turismo 6 has cars!?!? Sweet!

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        Yeah but you have to buy 5 of them with real cash after paying $60+ for the game

    • MetroidZero

      Still waiting for confirmation on Zero Suit Samus.

    • miigamerz

      too bad sony couldn’t make a decent brawler

  • FackMaaii

    That’s only 2 months away. *Weeps of excitement*

  • $41809923

    heard its at the end of october of north america

  • kenny Johnson

    Looks stunning. Even better than what I saw at Best Buy’s E3 event.

  • springer85

    LMFAO…..ANOTHER REHASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • kenny Johnson

      Baby, sometimes adults like to play games again. And this time, pumpkin… we get to play it again with HD graphics. That means high definition. Do you understand, sweetie?

    • NkoSekirei

      oh look another rehash troll thats been rehashing every post he makes

  • Zuxs13

    Looking forward to this, this was a terrific game and I am excited to see the changes they have made to the later third of the game.

  • Yen

    If you think Nintendo repackages games, you should play Call of Duty.

    • Truthteller

      At least those are different mission with different graphics. This Windwalker is literally a repackaged game.

      • Yen

        And Windwaker Wii U will have updated functions and graphics. Not really sure how you think that’s different. Also I wouldn’t call a game that sold 4+ million copies a failed project.

        • Truthteller

          I don’t see any updated graphics. If by functions you mean working on the Wii U controller, then try again. The game is regarded as a flop, that is why they are releasing THIS one and not other Zeldas. I know how Nintendo thinks. They want to save money or to try and get money back from old projects. It had worked, up until the release of the Wii U.

          • Yen

            Uh, this is a HD remake… If you can’t see the difference then you might want to get your eyes checked. By function I meant how they fixed up complains fans had on the original game. Control wise it doesn’t seem to work too different from the original. Still don’t see anything that says this game was a flop other than your opinion. Lastly, if you know Nintendo so well, why don’t you explain why it would ever make sense for any company to remake a “flopped” project when they could make something better?

          • Truthteller

            You remake flopped projects that had big names on them to get your money back. This is why they remade the GameCube and called it the Wii!

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Still being a retard, huh? The Wii is not a remade GameCube. If it was, the Wii would be in the shape of a cube, a der, her! And the Wii is slightly stronger than the GameCube. *cough* Mario Galaxy *cough*.

            And before you bring up the whole “Wii remotes we’re originally made for the GameCube, article….Picture thing.” How do you know that was actually 100% true? What if the site put up a false article, just to attract attention? Cause, uhh….the pictures we’re kind of crappy. Who’s to say the pictures weren’t drawn by the author of that article? And besides, when you try to search up that topic, barely anything comes up. If anything at all.

          • Truthteller

            Listen, why don’t you stop making up your own facts and just deal with reality. You are probably the only fool arguing against it when it is well known and was known when the Wii came out. Once points have been proven (they have and you know it), just move onto the next topic instead of beating a dead horse just so you can try to be right about something. Find something that you are right about, then argue that – or don’t argue if you don’t have to!

          • david jarman

            Practice what you preach.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            If you believe everything that’s posted on the internet, then you sir, are retarded. And like I said, there is NO telling if that is true or not. But, I guess you can go and live in your fantasy world I guess. Better for the rest of us.

            If it was actually true, then LOTS of results would show up when you type it into Google. But guess what? Barely anything shows up when you search that topic, if anything at all. So this makes me believe that it isn’t true. Oh and, if it was 100% true. Then Nintendo would of stated it more than once. There is no technical confirmation from Nintendo themselves

            Also, why’d you dislike my comment, hmmm? Because I was right and you were wrong? Well, what can I say. I know you get butthurt over EVERYTHING. So, it’s no surprise that you can’t even handle THIS discussion. I just don’t understand why you’re here. Do you like making yourself miserable? Is hating Nintendo your last hope for living? Is making fun of a famous and one of the best video game companies, going to get you anywhere in life? I didn’t think so -_-

          • Truthteller

            You are just a fool, or new to the job of propaganda. You have been shut down on this topic before so why try again? Why would Nintendo KEEP stating that the Wii is a GC if they are trying to sell the Wii? I HATE when people argue just to argue when the facts are more than clear. Give it a rest.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Give me a source then. Unless you’re lying.

            You’re more stupider than I thought. The Wii is NOT a gamecube. whoopie doo, it plays GameCube games. Hey, uhh, did you know that’s called “backwards combatibility?” They started doing that since the GameCube. It had an attachable part that let you play Gameboy games. So, I guess the GameCube is an over clocked Gameboy? You have very strange logic.

            And, the Wii is SLIHGHTLY stronger than the GameCube. With logic like yours, is a PS4 just an over clocked PS3? I think so. Not much of a difference between a 3 and 4. Sony hasn’t really….excited me with the PS4. I just don’t see a purpose to get one when you can get a PS3 for ALLOT cheaper. And it does the same thing. Maybe it’s because I have a Wii U, that has about the same graphical performance. So I wouldn’t NEED a PS4.

          • Mochlum

            Four million dollars? A flop? That is far from a flop. :/

          • Petri

            If you dont see any difference, you must be more graphics blind than I am, which makes me wonder, how can you be such a graphics whore?
            http://gengame.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/wind-waker-wii-u-comparison-screenshot.png

          • Magnus Eriksson

            The sad thing is that it didnt need this update. The game had timeless and gorgeous graphics before. It SHOULD be released as a Virtual Console game for 10 bucks instead of this. But, I didnt play it anyways so Ill pick it up.

          • david jarman

            You’re right they didn’t need to, but man you are going to appreciate they did. This would never happen, but how cool would it be if you pre-ordered it and you got a free copy of the original one plus a sneak peak DVD to the new Zelda HD.
            Sigh!
            A full grown man can dream can’t he?

          • Truthteller

            Pardon me for not seeing the side by side before. I see the difference, but they should have used the effort to bring about a new Zelda game.

          • Petri

            I’m sure they are doing all they can, this is their first HD console after all.
            They themselves admitted, that they weren’t ready for the transition.
            Which is kind of bullshit, considering they had the whole last gen and all those Wii & DS billions to get familiar with HD.

            They could have done more, but so far, I’m contented.

          • Martijn Plasmans

            They are working on a new Zelda game which is taking a couple years already and will take about an extra year and a half in development because Nintendo wants it to be the best Zelda there is. Sheeeshh.. are you dumb or what?

          • Clel

            They simply can’t. Since it would take less resources and less time to remake Wind Waker HD than a full out new Zelda title (which is in the works), they need to put that out so that the Wii U has some sort of Zelda title, instead of being dry for 4 years. Zelda games take a long time to make.

          • Truthteller

            You really need to stop feeding them!

          • Clel

            The comment I was replying to wasn’t a troll one. It was a legitimate comment that merited discussion. Oh well.

          • Aleksander

            eh they are bringing the new Zelda game. its only gonna ake some more time to finish it! they say its gonna be the biggest Zelda game ever!

          • DragonSilths

            Ha. You dont know how Nintendo thinks, they are an enigma. Even Nintendo never knows how it thinks. They just wing it.

      • Petri

        How about GoW hd remakes?
        Those must have been so fresh and new.
        Or countless other HD remakes other companies have done?
        Only bad when Nintendo does it?

        http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/351/8/4/mario_bros_haters_gonna_hate_by_mattmcmanis-d352c8d.gif

        • Truthteller

          You miss my point. It is BAD when it is promoted as a new, strong title when nothing else is coming out for the system. You would think that they would have concentrated on ground up Wii U games first, then trickle in HD remakes. That is what others have done, but not Nintendo, they want you to think it is new and exciting!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Good point.

          • Silent

            The legend of zelda Wind Waker HD sounds like a new game title? Haters Gonna Hate.

          • DragonSilths

            You forget, most people hated and stayed away from the original Windwaker due to its cell shading. So for the majority, this is a new Zelda game. And I take it you would rather Nintendo just not have remade this at all so the Wii U drought would continue? Right? Exactly.

          • Truthteller

            Remakes and games best suited for systems decades ago does the Wii U no favors.

          • DragonSilths

            The majority would disagree with you. Why does so many people want a Majora’s Mask remake? Their is certain games that get a free pass for a remake. Cause they were just that good. However imo Majora’s Mask is not one lol.

          • david jarman

            Dude, they are not advertising it as a new game. Have you been following it you would know that because since its announcement they’ve been nothing but saying its a remake and making comparisons with the two. I’m glad they decided to do a remake and give us a beautiful game to relive in hd while we wait for the real masterpiece to come out. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it! As for the Cod, I love playing them, but they are rehashed and predictable just like gta. Gta is the same sandbox game as always, but that doesn’t seem to bother you because you’re satisfied. Well, guess what?! That’s what nintendo does for a lot of us here.

          • Truthteller

            You jealous Nintendo workers always get jealous of the two best franchises in games – Call of Duty and GTA. The overwhelming majority of gamers cannot be wrong about what is hot, while Nintendo is right about what is not hot.

          • Nintendude

            Please stop. I’m dying with laughter.

          • david jarman

            Wow, you always change you’re argument. Plus, you missed my point. I love playing call of duty, but its been the same engine for years with the same gameplay mechanics. Modern warfare 2 confused the crap out of me at one point due to it repeating the same mission sequence that you do in the first one. So I’m and tickled with joy that they are using a new engine for Ghost. Being the best franchise is exactly why the two companies are milking your asses cause they know that they can slap their brand to a piece of poop and people will buy it. Do you know there are some people who actually think ghost is the direct sequel to blops 2. I wonder why that is? As for gta, what more CAN they do? The point is you’ll still buy it while attacking nintendo which just makes you a hypocrit.

          • Clel

            I wish you guys would stop feeding him.

          • david jarman

            I’m just hoping he’s like a goldfish that turns belly up when you over feed them.

          • Truthteller

            Mind your business.

          • Truthteller

            I did not mean (I keep forgetting that I have to write literally every word out for you people!) they are claiming it to be new, I meant that they are promoting it as they would promote a NEW title instead of just making it and throwing it out there, like others have done for HD remakes. This gives the impression that the Wii U is nothing more than a system worthy of game dumps, kind of like the Wii. In fact, these games make people think even more so that it is just a Wii since no one sees anything much beyond Wii graphics. HD does not shock the mind as the other tow have had it for almost ten years now.

          • david jarman

            First of all if you’re going to take time to make something then YES you should take time to promote it. Especially if its something like this gem. By them promoting makes Nintendo look like they care about their games. Wii u isn’t the place were you dump games its were non lazy developers can create new experience.
            For example pikmin 3, wonderful 101 and even blacklist is going to show off the gamepad.
            Wii u is also where you can relive found memories such as vc games cleaned up and looking crisp through hdmi or beautiful remakes such as The legend of Zelda ww HD. Yes, HD is no longer new to the eyes, but people have been wanting to see nintendo games in HD. Pikmin 3 certainly delivered and soon, so will the rest.

            By the way you must be blind to not see the difference cause its huge.
            Are Xbox employees always so blind and pushy?

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Did you play it? I didnt. Im happy they repackaged and gave that one a makeover. :)

        • Truthteller

          I did play it and I did like it. I admit that when the game can out, I was reading video game mags and they and myself did not care for the cartoon look of the game as everyone thought that it was a cop out for real graphics. After seeing it in motion, it is not bad. I am sure HD will better, but I played it on an EMU!

          • david jarman

            Not the same.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I didnt. Should I buy it? Im a great fan of the series, but this one I never played..

      • DragonSilths

        How many God Of War HD collections have been done? Almost as many as actual games…1 more HD collection and it will be the same amount as actual GOW games…

    • Yoboyjohn

      Don’t even bother,he’s just mad Sony is going out of business

      • NkoSekirei

        or more likely butthurt cause no one cares wat he says due to being retarded with all the trolling he does on here

  • Re4wii2008

    October 1st! PLEASE NINTNEDO!

  • Petri

    Still with place holder price tag 60€…
    But excited for this, never played the original.

  • http://taiyokun94.deviantart.com/ Keaton

    Why do we keep getting Unannounced titles for NA? Is it not simple to just release it two or three days after, like they do every game when it comes to the UK/EU before NA?

  • Mochlum

    Meanwhile, the American version has another generic gold one instead of the colorful boxart! ……..oh……yay?!?!?!

    • Luffy

      i love the gold! it’s the one game i never miss at launch because i want to be sure i get the gold version every time! :p

      • Mochlum

        I just never liked the gold boxarts. I thought Ocarina of Time 3D’s and the original Wind Waker’s were just boring. Skyward Sword’s was okay, though.

  • Steve

    Nintendo is being really stupid. Smash Bros and the New Zelda are being talked about, but they aren’t going to come out until next holiday most likely. By then, most everyone will not care about the Wii U. These games should have been out at launch and sales would have been huge. Stupid mistake and they should have known better. The only saving grace would be for a suprise Metroid game this holiday season, but that won’t happen. We will just have to play another Mario and Donkey Kong………oh joy…….:(

    • david jarman

      Who cares if they don’t out sell Xbox or ps4 they are not going down and they have made enough profit to fail several more console. What’s awesome about nintendo is that they as a company saved their money in case of hard times. That’s one reason they can afford to not lay anyone off. I think its cool that nintendo does its own thing instead of trying to bend and conform to the mainstream media. I think it’s the other way around. I think nintendo IS the saving grace to this corrupted industry that removes morals from gaming. Says, “hey! Earn bonus points by raping someone! Lets shoot innocent people and pretend to make tough decisions that we would never be in the position to make!”
      I know Nintendo has some dark games, but I’m glad that’s not all they focus on. So that being said! I look forward to those mario and donkey kong games!

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Umm, people? According to Gamefly. Wind Waker HD is coming out October 31. In North America.

    Here, check for yourself if you don’t believe me: http://www.gamefly.com/rent-games/Browse/?pf=1210&cat=ComingSoon&page=2

    Edit: I see I have a small troll problem (seriously, who’d dislike this? Of course the date may change, but as of right now, Wind Waker is coming October 31.)

    • kenny Johnson

      That’s a placeholder date. Not official.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Ohhh, okay. Thanks….I thought that was the official date. Good thing you told me.

  • Yoboyjohn

    Sounds a lot like Sony…

  • discuss

    I don’t really care what everyone else thinks but I consider this the 2nd best Zelda game made.

    • Luffy

      which one is first?

      • discuss

        A link to the past.

        • Luffy

          those two are really awesome!
          this year is going o be awesome since we are getting wind waker hd and link to the past sequel!
          year of zelda for me! ;p

  • Shelim Uddin

    Even though NA didn’t get a release date for WW HD the box art is sweet! Hope its the same box art for the UK.

    • Castamere

      Is this truly it? I love it! I think it looks much better than Japan’s colorful version.

      • Shelim Uddin

        Yep this is truly the NA version. Most NA zelda box art are gold and i just found out the UK is going to have the JP box art.

        • crocodileman94

          Good. That’s the one I wanted.

          • kabal_test

            me too but it would have been great to get a Limited edition with the golden Boxart, a colden case and a golden disc like the GameCube limited edition back when it was first released :)

    • Aleksander

      ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wonderfull i live in sweden so ill will getting this in 4 october :) and now im going to say something in swedish just because :P

      fan vad roligt jag kommer ha när jag får detta den 4 oktober,kommer nörda sönder det hela tiden :) :)

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        nah we get another boxart ;)

      • kabal_test

        HA! i am german and i understood your comment even tough i never learned swedish xD

  • miigamerz

    Wind Waker HD: You can move freely without changing the Wind
    http://mii-gamer.com/2013/08/08/wind-waker-hd-you-can-move-freely-without-changing-the-wind/

  • Mykdee

    thanks for this worthless article…as bad as fox news. zero information, unless you were just going for slander.

  • bugart19

    Zelda Windwaker is an excellent choice for a Zelda remake, truly a Gamecube classic.

    • kabal_test

      and for me the Best of the series. the dungeons are awesome, i love the artstyle and i love the world and sailing around in it :)

  • Ben Bizarro

    i heard from gamestop that it was releasing oct 2nd.